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    • 1963

      5 May

      An Austrian man manages to escape by driving under the boom gate at the Friedrichstrasse border crossing point in a sports car. His fiancée is hidden on the back seat, his mother-in-law in the boot. – After this successful escape, the boom gates are fitted with suspended iron rods.


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    • 1963

      12 May

      A spectacular escape attempt fails at the Invalidenstrasse border crossing point: a bus with more than ten people on board tries to break through the checkpoint facilities, is shot at from all sides and stopped shortly before the final boom gate. Several people are badly injured.
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